#SWS2013 Meeting Website, Abstracts and Scholarships

The website for this year's SWS 2013 conference is up and running. I anticipate the twitter hashtag being #SWS2013 - please use it to track talks, make plans and get the larger wetland community all sorts of hyped up.

SWS research grants also close on Friday of this week. The SWS-PNW chapter will be offering research awards for students living, working or studying within the Pacific Northwest and northern California.

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of SWS is also offering student travel awards for the Duluth meeting. From the recent Ooze News:

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists would like to encourage student participation at our regional and national meetings. Currently, the chapter is sponsoring student participation at the annual meeting in Duluth, MN June 2-6, 2013. We would like to announce the availability of funds to assist students with the costs associated with traveling to and from the meeting to present their research.

The Award: The PNW Chapter will make one award for the upcoming annual meeting. The award includes meeting registration fee and a cash stipend of $1,000 to help offset travel and lodging expenses.

Eligibility: This competition is open to all currently registered graduate and undergraduate students regardless of location. However, preference will be given to students living, researching or attending a university within the Pacific Northwest chapter region (Washington, Oregon, and Idaho). Students need to submit their conference abstract with their application. The deadline for abstract submittal for the international meeting is March 8, 2013.

• The deadline to receive student scholarship applications for the International meeting is April 15, 2013.

To Apply: Submit proof of current student status (photo copy of a university ID or letter from academic advisor), a copy of your submitted SWS abstract, a one-page resume and a short (1-2 page) letter describing your studies, your career goals and why you would like to receive this award. Applications can be mailed or emailed to Nate Hough-Snee (nate@natehough-snee.org), c/o Utah State University Dept. of Watershed Sciences 5210 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322-5210 (435-755-3584).

Please distribute this travel grant announcement widely.

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